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House kills proposed tax credit for home schooling

Published February 27, 2014

The House on Thursday killed a bill that would have provided a $500 tax credit to families that home school their children. HB77 died on a 32-37 vote after critics said it was essentially a back-door school voucher bill that could open the door for similar credits for students at private schools — or even families that have no children. Rep. David Lifferth, R-Eagle Mountain, the bill’s sponsor, said it would help home-schoolers better afford their education, and save the state $60 million a year...

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